Welcome to Sagaponack
The deceptively rural epitome of affluent luxury.
One of The Hamptons’ smaller communities contains endless acres of rural farmland and equestrian stables yet still possesses a certain sophistication and affluent aura which is so special to the region. Sagaponack is a smaller community but in recent years, some of Long Island’s most elaborate estates have been constructed here on multiacre beachfront lots. Officially crowned as the priciest of all enclaves in The Hamptons by Business Insider, celebrities, billionaires, titans of industry, and socialites have been flocking to this glamorous and peaceful Hamptons treasure.
Sagaponack was settled in the 1650s but was not incorporated as a separate community until 2005. In the 1950s and ‘60s, the community was home to several writers and members of the literary field, largely for its peaceful and uninterrupted way of living. In recent years, Sagaponack’s 11962 ZIP code has been listed as the most expensive in the nation by multiple publications, with the community maintaining this top position in the years since.
What to Love
- Quieter and spaced out than other communities on Long Island
- Equestrian farms, wineries, golf courses, and other upscale outdoor activities
- Home to some of the Hamptons’ most elaborate estates
Residents of Sagaponack enjoy the most luxurious of outdoor recreation on a daily basis. Days are spent along pristine sandy beaches, sampling wines from the local vineyards, which put the region on the wine map, enjoying polo matches, and working on their golf swings. Despite Sagaponack rising to the top of the real estate scene in recent years, the community never outgrew its rural roots, enjoying a great number of local farms, restaurants that have been around for generations, and Victorian-era charm. Today, the community remains quiet and even alluring, with some of the best-known names in New York City choosing to buy summer retreats in Sagaponack and even making this move permanent.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
While Sagaponack is the most costly hamlet within The Hamptons, locals enjoy close proximity to a number of low-key and casual dining spots. While more exclusive eateries are a short drive away from neighboring villages, sometimes a more modest night at home is the best way to do it.
Townline BBQ is the perfect example of the casual treasures found in Sagaponack. Smoked Texas-style barbecue plates of brisket, chicken, ribs, pulled pork, and all the accompaniments are enjoyed in a rustic setting, complete with beer on tap and a pool table. A particularly good catering option, Townline can bring a buffet or full-service dinner to your home or even put on an at-home cookout.
For over four decades, Loaves & Fishes Food Store has been the go-to option for gourmet takeout and elevated pantry staples. So much more than your typical supermarket delicatessen, a rotating weekly menu features pristine offerings such as rotisserie duck, herring and apple slaw sandwiches, strawberry rhubarb crumb cakes, and special holiday menus, to alleviate the workload which comes with holiday celebrations. Loaves & Fishes also offers a cookshop store and restaurant in other neighboring Hamptons communities, but none are nearly as popular or convenient as the food store, perfectly situated in the heart of Sagaponack.
Things To Do
The Wölffer Estate Vineyard helped put Long Island wine on the map in 1988. Since then, this sustainable vineyard has produced a long list of wines, ciders, and other spirits, frequently enjoyed in their reservations-only tasting room. Reminiscent of an Italian villa, guests not only learn about the intricate art of winemaking, but enjoy various samples throughout tours and can sit down afterward to enjoy perfectly paired flights with specialty plates and bites. One of their favorite creations among locals is Summer in a Bottle, a bright rosé wine featuring clean notes of apples and pear. Guests of all ages can polish up on their horseback riding skills at the Wölffer Estate Stables. This beautiful site stretches across more than 100 acres of rich greenery and features a knowledgeable staff with decades of combined experience. The facilities include over 80 stalls, a large indoor riding ring, several outdoor riding rings, and many courses to practice a variety of jumps.